Looking Forward to Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017

Strap on your Lederhosen, grab your steins and get ready for an Oom-pah-ing good time at Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017. Taking over Pier Head this giant German festival has become a favourite among Liverpool residents and visitors alike and will be hosted this weekend from 21st – 24th September.

Let’s take a look at what you can expect from Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017.

Cheap German Beer

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Fans of a perfectly brewed golden ale will understand the joy of picking up a chilled glass of German beer. Especially when it comes in huge stein glasses that can hold two pints of the stuff.

This year your pennies will stretch further too as organisers are selling these giant bevvies for just £8.

Unlikely to run short Oktoberfest will be supplied by a tanker holding 23,000 litres of specially brewed beer brought in from a 200-year-old Bavarian brewery.

Steins for everyone.

Awesome Attire

Traditional Bavarian attire will be worn by all staff at Liverpool Oktoberfest, ladies in their dirndl and guys getting their pins out in Lederhosen.

These delightful garments have been around for centuries inspired by the traditional garb of peasants who lived and still live in the Alps.

Dirndl

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In the1870’s the dirndl became the height of fashion among ladies of the upper classes in Austria and by 1890 the popularity of the garment had spread to the rest of the country.

A properly tailored dirndl can set you back a couple of hundred euros, made from custom printed fabrics and made to measure.

The dirndls of today are still worn on formal or special occasions by Austrian and Bavarian ladies. The less traditional outfits, whilst styled similar to the dirndl are reserved for festivals or costumes in themed bars and restaurants around the world.

Lederhosen

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Translated literally as “leather breeches” Lederhosen are derived from the working-class uniform of Bavaria.

The tough wearing material of Lederhosen was perfect for men who daily undertook physical labour in their job roles.

Instead of catapulting to the height of fashion at the end of the 17th-century Lederhosen popularity declined as it was regarded as clothing for “uncultured peasants” rather than fashionable attire for the upper classes.

The classic Lederhosen and techniques for tailoring them are now preserved as a heritage Bavarian garment and are regarded as a symbol of Bavarian pride or male virility. Many regional men still chose to wear Lederhosen to carry out taxing outdoor chores or to attend local festivals or pubs.

At Oktoberfest, both dirndl and Lederhosen will be making an appearance in traditional and more modern forms. Get into the spirit and check out the latest modern Bavarian fashion here for inspiration.

Deliciously Traditional Delicacies

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All this beer will need soaking up with some tasty food and luckily Oktoberfest will be bringing more than mass quantities of German alcohol down to Pier Head.

Immerse yourself in the Bavarian culture completely by dining on dishes such as Bratwurst, Brezel, Schnitzel and Schweinebarten. All perfect dishes to accompany a pint or tow of Bavarian beer made mainly of pork and pastry.

Better still there are fabulous offers for both beer and food available including Bavarian sausage, fries and a ½ pint of Feistber, just to get you started.

Full on Festival Atmosphere

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Through the weekend there will be a live DJ playing some traditional and popular German tunes and of course what Oktoberfest would be complete without an Oom-pah band.

Prepare yourself by brushing up on your German music knowledge with a few favourite tracks;

  • Anton aus Tyrol
  • Cowboy und Indianer (Kom hol das Lasso raus)
  • Fliegerlied
  • Ein Prosit der Gemuetlichkeit
  • Zikke Zakke, Zikke Zakke hey hey hey

You and your friends are guaranteed an experience of German heritage and culture as well as a full stomach and a taste for finely brewed German beer at this year’s Liverpool Oktoberfest.

Don’t forget to grab yourself a souvenir stein glass and head on down to Pier Head this weekend.

The Perfect Oktoberfest AccommodationShankly Hotel Group accommodation

Moments away from Oktoberfest fun The Shankly Hotel is the ideal place to rest your tired feet after a day dancing to Oom-pah tunes.

The Shankly Hotel’s group accommodation can sleep up to four guests in pure luxury with huge comfy beds, double whirlpool baths and stylish décor.

What’s more, the Bastion Bar and Restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere for winding down after Oktoberfest fun and will serve you a hearty breakfast the following day to help you recover.

The Shankly Hotel is Liverpool’s only football-themed hotel in the heart of the city. Themed around Liverpool’s favourite football player/manager, Bill Shankly, guests can enjoy a one of a kind hotel experience including a trip into the career and life of the great man himself.

For more information about the Shankly Hotel or to book your stay for Oktoberfest Liverpool call 0151 601 8801 or email infor@signatureliving.co.uk.

Autumn Delights: Indulge in the Best Hot Chocolate in Liverpool at The Bastion

Now that the days are getting longer and the nights are getting colder, it’s finally hot chocolate season.

Indulgent, thick and decadent, there is no better drink to warm up in the winter time. The Bastion Bar & Restaurant in The Shankly Hotel is bringing you the best of the best in hot chocolate creations to make sure you’re never left out in the cold.

Luxurious Hot Chocolate Creations

Our food developers worked tirelessly to imagine, test and create these luxurious takes on a classic drink.

Catering to every taste and every dream, choose from seven carefully crafted hot chocolate creations. Each one is made with real chocolate and folded with full fat, steamed milk with a topping of fresh, whipped cream. The mouth-watering drinks are exclusive to The Shankly Hotel so make your choice, sit back and relax with the best hot chocolate in Liverpool.

Make Your Choice

For the chocolate purists, who like their indulgence straight up with no frills (okay, maybe a few frills), Death By Chocolate is the go to. Only for the most dedicated chocoholics, the ultimate chocolate treat blends no less than three different types of chocolate and is topped off with even more chocolate, sprinkled with shavings.

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If you’re more of a creamy, caramel chocolate drinker, try our Mars Bar Hot Chocolate – made with real Mars Bar chunks! You’ll even be treated to a miniature Mars Bar as the final topping of this exclusive hot chocolate.

hot chocolate in Liverpool

The Salted Caramel option is the one for those who like things sweet and sour. The rich taste of caramel syrup combines beautifully with a pinch of rock salt to make a taste explosion in your mouth. Add caramel sauce in a delicate drizzle on top and you’re onto a sure winner.

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It’s nice to be nutty! That’s what our creators had in mind when they developed the Peanut Butter Brownie hot chocolate. Blending smooth, creamy peanut butter and chocolate syrup, it’s like heaven in a mug. It’s a match made in heaven and you need to try this once in your lifetime.

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The crème de le crème of our hot chocolate menu is the Heavenly White Chocolate. Premium white chocolate is mixed with our full fat steamed milk to create a luxury, creamy finish that gets everyone’s pulse racing. Served with mini shortbread and topped with raspberries, it’s the cream of the crop.

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Putting the ‘hot’ into hot chocolate is the Dark Chocolate Chilli hot chocolate. It’s the taste that keeps on giving and a surprisingly complimentary combination – dark chocolate and fresh chillies. In a taste blend that has been used for centuries, it’s the extra kick for those looking for adventure in their hot chocolate.

hot chocolate in Liverpool

There’s even a hot chocolate made for the grown-ups, Dark Chocolate Cherry Bourbon hot chocolate adds in a splash of bourbon for a boozy treat. There’s no better way to warm up on a cold day or night than with a hint of spirit. Combine this with rich, dark chocolate and black cherries and it’s the perfect drink for every occasion.

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Come and Try the Best Hot Chocolate in Liverpool

Come and join us at The Bastion to try out our range of indulgent and decadent hot chocolates. There is something for everyone in this crafted and varied choice of the best hot chocolate in Liverpool.

Call us now on 0151 541 9999 or drop into The Shankly Hotel on Victoria Street for an unforgettable hot chocolate experience in Liverpool.

Explore the life of Bill Shankly as you sup on your distractingly good hot chocolate, The Bastion serves as a museum to the life and times of Liverpool FC legend Bill Shankly. Discover unseen memorabilia and medals from the man that saved Liverpool football.

Enjoy 50% Off Food at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant in The Shankly Hotel

The Bastion Hotel is one of the finest eateries in Liverpool, welcoming hundreds of people through their doors for the best food and most delicious drinks in Liverpool.

To thank the people of Liverpool for choosing The Bastion time and time again as their first choice for a lovely lunch or delectable dinner, we’re offering 50% off your bill when you join us in September.

The Offer of a Lifetime

If you choose The Bastion Bar & Restaurant as your diner of choice on any Tuesday this September, we’ll give you 50% off your entire bill.

The offer is valid on all meals between 6 pm and 9 pm, all you have to do is make sure you make a reservation. There will be so many people wanting to take advantage of this fantastic offer, make sure you book in early to ensure you don’t miss out!

There’s no excuse not to head down to The Shankly Hotel to sample some of our finest food and drink in The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Food to Make Your Mouth Water

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Our expert chefs have cooked up some seriously tasty dishes especially for you, the people of Liverpool. Choose from a range of signature dishes and seasonal favourites.

Indulge in some of the best meat in town with specially selected steak, as well as traditional British favourites that you’ve come to expect from the best dining experience in Liverpool.

Drinks for Every Occasion

As well as kitchen offerings that are the envy of every restaurant in town, The Bastion boasts an expert bar, chocked full of the best spirits and hand selected beers.

Our talented mixologists are also on hand to whip up tasty and personalised cocktails that are ideal for celebrating whatever occasion you choose to join us for!

Ask our bartenders or their recommendation of the day or browse the extensive list of cocktails and beers for your perfect tipple to match your taste.

A Dining Experience

Not only will you dine o the finest food, with the perfect drink in hand, you’ll also get a unique dining experience as you eat your meal surrounded by the life of Bill Shankly.

Gaze upon the legend’s life and achievements in a restaurant that serves as a museum to the great man himself, Bill Shankly.

In partnership with the Shankly family, The Shanky Hotel is the leading football hotel, with personal items, medals and letters generously donated from the people who knew Bill best.

To make sure you don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime offer, every Tuesday from 6 pm until 9 pm, book your table now by calling 0151 601 8801.

Will You Be Eating For Free This Monday?

At the Bastion Bar and Restaurant in The Shankly Hotel, we are offering lucky diners the chance to eat for free this Monday.

Are you feeling the Monday blues and fancy a treat to get your week off to a good start?

Join us at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant for a truly unique dining experience and make the dreaded Monday something to look forward to.

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Could You Be Chosen?

All you need to do is book a table in our stunning restaurant, enjoy your delicious meal and wait until the end of the night when we will announce which table have won their meal for free!

Yes you read that right, every Monday one table will be chosen at random to have their entire bill payed for.

If that sounds like your kind of deal, then book a table in the beautiful Bastion Restaurant and keep your fingers crossed.

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The Menu

Soak up the wonderful atmosphere as you enjoy delicious home cooked meals from an eclectic menu; it’s truly the best Monday treat.

At The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, we pride ourselves on serving only the highest quality dishes, from traditional meals to less formal, lighter bites for sharing and socialising.

Whether you fancy a three course luxurious meal with your nearest and dearest or just a wonderful evening of sharing dishes and tasty cocktails, our extensive menus provide plenty of flexibility.

goats cheese starter

To start why not indulge in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant’s creamy baked goats cheese crottin, served with sticky caramelised onion jam, candied walnuts and a stack of focaccia crisps that are perfect for dunking, it’s a bundle of gooey golden excellence.

Or, if you fancy a fish dish to begin your meal, delight in our delicious poached Scottish salmon, served on buckwheat blinis and topped with a runny quail’s egg, lemon and sea herbs.

salmon starter

For the main event, diners can choose from a glorious selection of dishes from the grill, including succulent steaks and pork, to the fabulous 16 oz sizzling fillet sharer which is served on a hot stone with rustic hand-cooked chips, a zingy pepper sauce and a side of vine tomatoes and flat cap mushrooms.

This is accompanied perfectly with a full bodied red wine, if you’re unsure of which is best suited to your dish, our helpful staff will be more than happy to suggest the perfect wine.

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Vegetarians can choose from delicious spinach and ricotta tortellini served with a fresh pesto and pine nut cream and topped with a crunchy Parmesan biscuit. Or for the spice lovers, we offer a colourful sweet potato, spring vegetable and chilli wellington with hispi cabbage wedge, a crispy fennel salad and onion creme friache.

Our dessert menu is bursting with sweet flavours, but our particular favourite is the raspberry and whisky cranachan mille feuille served with a delicious raspberry sauce.

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Everything on our menu is expertly crafted by our talented chefs, to ensure you have the most wonderful evening meal possible.

So, sip on beautifully mastered cocktails, tuck into spectacular food all within this striking restaurant and find out whether you’ll have to the chance to eat for free this Monday.

After Dinner

The Shankly Hotel and it’s restaurant are a tribute to the life and career of the great man, Bill Shankly and it would be a shame to miss out on our spectacular display of mementos.

Why not follow your delicious meal with a tour of the rare and previously unseen Shankly memorabilia that is on display in the hotel.

View cases containing Shankly’s awards and achievements, marvel at the letter wall where you can read his hand penned or typed correspondence with other famous names.

The Shankly museum is a great insight into a true legend of football, a worthwhile visit for any fan of Shankly.

The Shankly Hotel

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Bill Shankly in our luxurious hotel in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre.

If you’d really like to make the most of your visit to our hotel, why not book an overnight stay and make your Monday truly unforgettable.

Give yourself a treat to begin the week by experiencing pure luxury in one of our stunning suites that feature grand double beds, opulent fixtures, kitchenettes and beautiful features that have been designed and decorated with comfort in mind.

For the chance to be one of our lucky Monday winners, book a table by messaging us on Facebook or calling us on 0151 601 8801.

We look forward to seeing you soon and hopefully you’ll have the chance to eat for free this Monday.

Romantic Date Night Deals from the Shankly Hotel

Looking for ways to spoil your other half? The Shankly Hotel have some amazingly romantic date night deals in Liverpool that are sure to impress your loved one.

Splash out on an evening of luxury and decadence as you wine and dine the special person in your life.

date night deals

Wonderful Wednesday Date Night Deal

How much: £29 per couple

date night deals

This amazing deal features a delicious meal for two at the beautiful Bastion Bar & Restaurant, within The Shankly Hotel.

Indulge in a two-course meal and a glass of prosecco with your loved one and say ‘cheers’ to a lovely evening.

This offer is only valid on Wednesdays in July, so get booking before it’s too late.

To book call: 0151 601 8801 and quote “Date Night”.

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Not free on a Wednesday? The Shankly have plenty more amazing date night deals for you and your partner.

So, take a look and plan an unforgettable evening.

Bubbles and Breakfast

How much: £99 per couple

date night deals

Make the most of your evening together by booking a romantic stay at the Shankly Hotel.

This amazing offer includes an overnight stay in one of our luxurious double rooms that feature stunning double Jacuzzi baths.

You’ll receive a glass of prosecco upon arrival and will be treated to a delicious breakfast in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant the following morning.

Love Sweet Love Package

How much: £50 room upgrade

Why not upgrade your stay with our wonderfully romantic Love Sweet Love package.

Treat you and your partner to the ultimate romantic getaway and really show them how much they mean to you.

This special package includes a stay in one of our luxury suites with a double whirlpool bath.

Your room will be decorated with rose petals and delicious personalised cupcakes to make your stay even sweeter.

When you arrive, there will be chilled prosecco waiting for you in your room, enjoy!

Wine and Dine

How much: £138 per couple

If you’re feeling sophisticated, our Wine and Dine offer is the perfect deal for you.

Book an overnight stay in our beautiful rooms that feature double Jacuzzi baths and luxurious fittings.

You will be treated to a two course meal in The Bastion Restaurant and a complimentary glass of the house wine.

The next morning you’ll rise to a delicious breakfast, the ideal way to end a romantic stay.

Summer Stay and Dine

How much: £138 per couple

With summer in Liverpool in full swing, it’s time to celebrate with a special summery deal.

Stay in one of our luxurious rooms in the Shankly Hotel where you’ll be greeted with a bottle of chilled prosecco.

Tuck into a divine two course meal from our new menu at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant and peruse exclusive Shankly memorabilia.

After a fabulous evening, wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the beautiful Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Summer Stay and Spa

How much: £159 per couple

If you and your partner are in need of a relaxing evening, book our perfect summer stay and spa package and enjoy a tranquil getaway.

This offer includes a luxurious overnight stay in The Shankly Hotel and chilled prosecco in upon your arrival.

Get a glorious night’s sleep as you prepare for the next day of pampering.

The following morning head to The Bastion and tuck into a delicious freshly prepared breakfast whilst you take in the beautiful surrounding dedicated to Bill Shankly.

After your breakfast, head over to the opulent Morgan’s Spa within 30 James Street Hotel and relax with a 25 minute spa treatment each and 2 hours access to the luxury facilities.

Special Cinema offer

How much: £30pp

Are you and your other half film fanatics? Treat yourself to our brilliant special cinema offer and have a movie filled evening you’ll always remember.

This fantastic offer includes a two course meal in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, a glass of prosecco or a beer and your choice of film at the Liverpool One Odeon.

To book any of these romantic date night deals, get in touch with our friendly team today.

We look forward to seeing you!

Enjoy a Wonderful Wimbledon Treat with a Tennis Themed Great British Picnic

It’s that splendid time of year again when we can finally crack open the Pimm’s, eat strawberries and cream and spend the day watching Wimbledon.

Like most of us, bagging that elusive ticket to SW19 has yet again proved impossible, but all hope isn’t lost for Wimbledon-themed celebrations.

The Shankly Hotel are offering a cracking tennis themed Great British Picnic and afternoon tea, so you can enjoy the tournament whilst you tuck into some classic British summer food.

Wimbledon fever has officially hit the nation, so get involved with The Shankly’s wonderful Wimbledon festivities.

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The Grand Slam of Great British Favourites

You’re invited to join us at the Bastion Restaurant in the Shankly Hotel to celebrate the nations favourite tennis tournament.

We will be showing all of the action from this year’s hugely anticipated event on our TVs and offering two summery treats for diners.

tennis themed afternoon tea

Tuck into The Bastion’s Great British Picnic which will take place inside the Bastion Restaurant and Bar.

Made up of a delicious pork pie, a selection of succulent cold meats, silky smooth pate, tasty breads with pickles, chutney and olives, a punnet of succulent strawberries and indulgent clotted cream. This is served with a decadent glass of fizz and is just £20 for two people.

Available Monday-Friday, get ready to enjoy all of the action from centre court as you celebrate some Great British classics.

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Alternatively, guests can enjoy Wimbledon with a traditional afternoon tea.

Watch your favourite world-class players take to the courts as you indulge in all of your tea-time favourites.

Delicious finger sandwiches, brioche buns and pastries are accompanied by beautifully made scones and delicate cakes, with jam, clotted cream and a choice of tea or coffee. Why not add a splash of decadence with a bottle of fizz to really top off a perfect Wimbledon-worthy afternoon.

Why not order a scrumptious strawberries and cream cocktail and really treat yourself.

All of this for £30 or £40 with a bottle of prosecco for two; a touch more affordable than a visit to the Aorangi Terrace.

This great offer is available Monday-Friday.

Tennis themed Great British Picnic

The Perfect Venue To Enjoy Match Point

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant makes for a perfect place to enjoy a spot of tennis during Wimbledon this summer.

Themed around the footballing legend, Bill Shankly, our hotel is a beautiful tribute to a man that stole the hearts of Liverpudlians.

Our football-inspired hotel not only caters to sporting fans, but provides our guests with a sophisticated, comfortable and flexible experience in Liverpool city centre.

Visitors can enjoy beautiful surroundings alongside never seen before Shankly memorabilia, including his tactical notes, trophies and much more.

To book your gloriously British afternoon with either the tennis themed Great British Picnic or a traditional afternoon tea, get in touch with our friendly team today.

Game, Set Match!

The Bastion Launches New Spring Menu

With the days getting longer and the evenings getting lighter, it’s clear to see that spring has officially sprung in Liverpool. To celebrate the coming of the new season The Bastion Bar & restaurant is excited to announce the launch of our new spring menu. Carefully crafted seasonal dishes created by our skilled in-house chefs.

Enjoy our new spring menu in the beautifully unique restaurant situated in the Shankly hotel, choose from a selection of dishes for a memorable meal at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Starters

Start your evening off right with one of our delectable starters, treat yourself to Baked Goats Cheese, made with Crottin de Chavignol, one of Loire Valley’s most famous cheeses. This take on a classic serving is paired with candied walnuts, onion jam, and handcrafted focaccia crisps.
Also be tempted by one of our many other starter options including Pulled Ham Hock, Chickpea, Red Pepper and Spinach Terrine, Homemade Scotch Egg and many more

These moreish dishes will be sure to tempt you into getting another plate, but save room for one of our stand-out main courses.

Main Courses

Take a look at our unbelievably tasty main menu, perfect for every taste.

Indulge in a unique take on a classic Roast Lamb Rump, served with a chorizo relish that will enhance the cooked-to-perfection steak. Accompanied by crushed Jersey Royal potatoes and a helping of grilled asparagus and young carrots, the Roast Lamb Rump is sure to become a firm future favourite.

Or try one of our vegetarian offers, the brand new Sweet Potato, Spring Vegetable and Chilli Wellington is a dish that is both elegant and filling. With a flaky, light pastry encompassing a hot, delicious filling of seasonal vegetables and a hint of spice for an extra kick.

Bastion Bar & Restaurant also has a range of steaks hot off the grill that are cooked to your standard with a choice of sauces and sides, as well as a range of other mouth-watering main dishes from Slow Braised Ox Cheek to Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini.

Desserts

Definitely make sure you have room for dessert as the new spring menu offers a delicious offering of sweet treats. With a wide range to choose from, you might just have to have them all.

A distinctive choice on the dessert menu is our Raspberry and Whisky Cranachan Mille Feuille with raspberry sauce, the unique blend of the traditional Scottish dessert and French pastry is a must-try and will have you leaving Bastion Bar & Restaurant feeling full, satisfied and ready to come back again.

Or browse our extensive options for the best sweet treats in Liverpool, including Vanilla Creme Brulee, Apple Panna Cotta and a traditional Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Got an event coming up? Look no further than Little Eden at The Shankly Hotel, the intimate function room is on the ground floor, the perfect size to cater for parties and events up to 100 people. With beautiful large windows and a grand entrance, Little Eden is sure to impress for birthdays, christenings, weddings and every other type of get together you can imagine.

Fancy winning the chance to win a bottle of prosecco and a two-course meal for two at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant? Visit our Facebook to find out how you can win the chance to sample our brand-new Spring Menu.